Category:  holiday

Boxing Day – an excuse to keep drinking

By , December 26, 2011 in booze, holiday, Wine

So, Christmas is over. The glut of presents and Christmas dinner is now nothing more than a sad pile of wadded up wrapping paper and cleaned off turkey bones. In most parts of the world, that’s it. The day is over; the deed is done. But, in some countries, the UK and Australia most notably, celebrants have one more day to partake in holiday cheer. Although the origins are unclear, everyone who takes part in Boxing Day seem pretty sure about their desire to keep the party going. The day is almost purely secular and always has been so, so there’s no tiresome reminders to keep Christ in Boxing Day. Also, the day seems to be, above all else, about relaxing. If your idea of relaxation is to kick back on the couch to watch a game, there are plenty to choose from. Or if taking it easy for you… Read More »

The Final Boozinween: What You Thought of my Halloween Costume

F*ck what you think of my Halloween costume. “That’s not gonna get you laid.” So what? Let’s be honest. This is a holiday. Not only that; this is a drinking holiday, and maybe you’re sexy when you drink, but me? I’m just tactless and smelly. Tactless and Smelly wasn’t gettin’ laid tonight anyway. “It’s not practical.” Practical? Practical?! It’s Halloween and you’re worried about practical?! Talk to the guy in the banana suit about practical. See if the Green Man who isn’t wearing his corrective lenses is worried about practical. F*ck what you think of my Halloween costume. “I don’t think people are going to get it.” Oh, I’m sorry, you’re totally right. Let me go change. I’m sure I have a Steve Jobs costume here somewhere. Or a Wall Street Occupier. You know- something topical that nobody else else is gonna dress as. “What’s topical about your costume?” “DO… Read More »

Boozinween: Alternatives to Slutty

“I hate Halloween.” Not my words, but the words of a female friend of mine. “There’s all this pressure to wear something slutty and whatever I dress up as, I always feel homely compared to the other girls.” “Untrue”, I said! Only the most boring and vapid of women wear slutty costumes for Halloween these days. Guys are going to hate me for saying this, but ladies, you have options now! It’s 2011! Betty White is a sex icon! (Isn’t she? I’m pretty sure she is.) And just in case you’re too busy to explore or discover these options, I’ve listed a number of them below for your convenience. So without further ado… ways to dress on Halloween if you feel slutty is “so ninth grade”: hot — sexy — skimpy — voluptuous — suggestive — naked — titillating — sensuous– like you’re going to the club — racy —… Read More »

Drinking and driving reindeer

By , December 27, 2010 in holiday

It seems that milk and cookies aren’t the only thing that Santa’s been scarfing down on his annual trip around the world. People have been leaving out some rather more adult sorts of drinks for the pudgy fellow: vodka, beer, whisky and even rum. That mean that by the end of the night there is a very soused fat man whizzing about above our heads. How much longer are we going to tolerate this menace in the skies every 25th of December? There is simply no need for this kind of behavior. The man only works one day a year. You would think that he could lay off the sauce at least that one night. I suppose we have to consider that the reindeer are the actually in charge. It’s not like a car which will unthinkingly do whatever the driver directs it to do. If Santa, in his drunken… Read More »

More unsolicited Halloween party advice

In case you missed, yesterday I decided to start dolling out advice for your Halloween parties this weekend. I did this without caring at all whether or not you actually want my advice. And today my advice – and apathy of your opinion of it – continues: Bring a buddy. I’m not telling you to bring a designated driver. If you haven’t clued in to that yet, then you’re too stupid to get it if I tell you one more time. What I’m telling you here is to bring someone with you who can and will tell you when you’ve had enough even if you don’t want to hear it. Plus, with a buddy along it’s more fun to laugh at the drunken idiot showing his ass out. Don’t be a douche. The ongoing rule of the Boozin’ Blog about drinking certainly applies to Halloween parties – Don’t be a… Read More »

Unsolicited Halloween party advice

For those of us without young kids, Halloween has increasingly become a chance to party. There really couldn’t be a better time of the year for it, especially outdoor parties. The weather is cool, odds of rain are fairly low and the summer bugs are gone. Perfect for lighting a bonfire and drinking the night away. Plus, this year finds us with a Sunday Halloween meaning that there are likely two or even three Halloween parties on our calendars. So, we here at the Boozin’ Blog thought that this would be a good time to offer a little unsolicited party advice. We don’t have any problems with your boozing it up; in fact we encourage it. But, keep a few these few things in mind while you’re doing it. Eat. It wouldn’t be a party without nibblies about. Use them to pace yourself and make sure that you’ve got something… Read More »

Countdown to Father’s Day – Games

By , June 17, 2010 in gift, holiday

Okay, over the course of this countdown we’ve outfitted dad’s feet, his head and even his neck. We’ve given him somewhere to sit and even given him the greatest gift of all – fire.  Let’s give him some games. Now that he has all this stuff, shouldn’t he have something fun to do, too? First, we have darts. These lovely sets come branded with Jack Daniels or XXX Tequila. Perfect for dad’s man hole be it a full bar in the basement or the corner of the garage where he keeps his tools. Trust me, dads like nothing better than to gather with their buddies with a few drinks and fling sharp objects at the wall. The entire pub industry is based on this fact. Or, maybe dad still loves a rousing game of beer pong from the old college days. Have we got the beer pong equipment for you!… Read More »

Countdown to Father’s Day – Zippo Lighters

By , June 14, 2010 in gift, holiday

Men like fire. We don’t know why and we’d rather not think about it. We like to build stacks of burning charcoal over which we can scorch great hunks of meat. We like to go into the woods, pitch tents then build campfires so we can stare at them burning for hours. We especially like to gather huge piles of wood and set them ablaze in magnificent bonfires. And there is no greater way for a man in Western civilization to start a fire than with a Zippo lighter. There’s nothing like the little ritual of opening the lid and flicking the little silver beauty to life and then, when whatever needed burning is burning, to close the lighter with a flick of the wrist and a metallic click. It’s truly one of the beautiful moments in the life of a man. As it turns out, Boozin’ Gear carries a… Read More »

Countdown to Father’s Day – Hats

By , June 11, 2010 in gift, holiday

Studies show* that 67.4% of all dad’s like wearing hats. They like wearing them when they go fishing, to the game, during dinner, at work, at church – pretty much anywhere they can get away with wearing hats, dad like wearing hats there. Survey respondents** told us things like hats just “make me feel better” and “it’s good to have a lid for my brain.” We can’t argue with that! So – and I think you know where this is going – shouldn’t you get dear old dad a hat branded with his favorite booze this year? It’s all he really wants and, for chissake, if his brain needs a lid you’d better provide him with one! *By “studies show” here at the boozin’ blog, of course we mean that the author just pulled a made-up number out of his ass. **Again, fake facts.fathers day gifts hats

Countdown to Father’s Day – Sandals

By , June 6, 2010 in gift, holiday

Not all dads are created equal. Some are the come home from the office and collapse on the coach at night types. Others are the work hard, play hard types that plan hiking and camping trips for weekends. But one thing that all dad have in common is that they like to loose the shoes. They spend all day with their feet trapped in stodgy leather office shoes or heavy work boots and the first thing they want to do with they get home is take the damn things off. So, the perfect father’s day gift is a pair of sandals branded with Dad’s favorite drink. Check out our huge selection. My favorites are these groovy cloth strap Corona sandals.fathers day sandals